After gathering pictures and photos of different tropical, Australian and New Zealand's art styles I came up with general rules and colour schemes which I decided to use during the designing part of the project.
1. Colour schemes:
2. Inspirational silhouettes:
3. Different concepts for Luca's posture (not yet mixed with 'tropical features') and face:
Luca is a young man, polite and honest. As a native from the island he should be more muscular, though with obviously gentle/neutral body posture.
This idea of 'restyling' made me so happy and excited about the whole designing process, that before deciding about Luca's future appearance, I might work on Francois' first. I really want both of them to be coherent in style!